Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director—revised 01/05/22Brandermill Woods independent living angle

Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director—revised 01/05/22

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Health Care Community – The Haven, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Our goal is to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Brandermill Woods and to ensure the safety of our residents and employees. In just two days the COVID-19 positivity rate has increased from 22.05% to 36.75% in Chesterfield County based on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website. Under the direction of the Chesterfield County Health Department and due to the current increase in positive cases of COVID-19 and the highly contagious new variant, our Health Care Community – The Haven, Assisted Living, and Memory Care are closed to visitation beginning Wednesday, January 5, 2022. We hope that this is a temporary situation.

We are testing all residents and Health Care employees today and twice each week until we are clear for two straight weeks with no new positive cases as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Residents are also tested if they have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We test any employee who has symptoms, reports exposure, or requests to be tested for any reason. 

Currently our residents will not be isolated or quarantined to their rooms unless they test positive for COVID-19. They will continue with their normal daily activities, salon services, and dining.  We encourage you to reach out via zoom calls or Facetime. Care plans will be scheduled virtually during this time.

For further questions regarding protocols contact: Jennifer Pitzer at 804-379-7100 ext. 187 or jpitzer@brandermillwoods.com and Stefania Johnson at 804-379-7100 ext. 114 or sjohnson@brandermillwoods.com. To schedule a zoom call or Facetime, please contact Trisha Pedersen at 804-379-7100 ext. 178 or tpedersen@brandermillwoods.com.

As you are aware we mandated vaccines effective October 1, 2021, for all employees. Additionally, all of our residents are vaccinated as well. Our positive cases have had very minor symptoms or are asymptomatic, and the length of illness has been shorter in duration. We are very thankful for these results. 

If you are not vaccinated, or if you were vaccinated and have not received a booster, your risk of becoming ill with this virus is significantly increased. Please see the link below for information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html?s_cid=11709:cdc%20covid%20booster%20shot%

We appreciate your support as we navigate through this challenging pandemic.